Coolspring Power Museum, October 2018

Hello everyone, it’s Cassandra posting today!  I haven’t posted in quite some time, but I was lucky enough to get to go to the Coolspring Power Museum this time to meet up with Xyra.  Flo didn’t tell me who was coming along so it was definitely a surprise.  Look who it was!

It was Kaya!!  I was so excited to see her, we have “talked” online, but this was the first time we got to meet in person.  And of course, I got to meet Tatlo too!

It was really cold that day (and hasn’t really warmed up much since) so we were all bundled up.  It was a nice walk to the museum though.

Once we got there, we picked up some ice cream and headed to the Friends Exhibition Hall.  Xyra suggested it because it had heat, and boy was that a good idea, especially when eating ice cream!  We exchanged presents too and we decided it would be fun to play the Yahtzee game that Xyra and Kaya gave me.

We both kept rolling sixes, it was crazy!  But neither of us managed to roll a Yahtzee!

We wandered around the grounds for a bit after that, there are always interesting things to see.

Soon it was time for us to head home, so we said our goodbyes.

Bye Tatlo, you are such a good dog!

I had a lot of fun getting to check out the museum and meeting Xyra, Kaya and Tatlo.  I hope I get to go again some time and meet another of the girls, I’ve always enjoyed hearing the stories from my friends about meeting them.  It’s always fun meeting new people, especially since we’ve all been in touch now for 4 years.

If you’d like to read more about the meet up, you can go to Xyra’s blog:  Tea Time For Melody Q

And for more info about the museum, click here:  Coolspring Power Museum 


Review of Our Generation “Movie Night”

I’m really trying not to buy much at the moment until I get this organization project done.  However, once in a while, you come across something that you just don’t want to pass up.  A recent trip to Target yielded two things that fell into this category, both contained items that I’d been looking for.  (Review of other set to come soon!)  Keep in mind I was actually there to get storage containers… 😉

There are several new sets hitting the shelves in the Our Generation line, and one of them is the Movie Night set.  I was super excited to see this set because it not only had a cute bowl of popcorn, but I loved the fact it had a DVD set in doll size!  I’d looked at the American Girl set with the TV and accessories, but passed on it because of the price as well as the fact it had pieces in it I really didn’t need.  This set couldn’t make it into my shopping cart fast enough!

Let’s start with the accessories–a cute bowl of popcorn and a “DVD”.  I thought both of these were very cute, and I was excited to get a doll sized DVD, not just because it was a neat accessory, but now I could actually make some of my own and have a size to go by. My only complaint about any of this is that the bowl of popcorn is rounded on the bottom instead of flat, not sure why, so it tends to move around a bit when you set it on a flat surface.

The pillow that comes with the set is adorable!

On to the outfit!  Here are the shoes.  I think these are very well done.

And the clothing items:

The fit on the clothing is very good.  I was a little concerned about the pants when I first went to put them on, but I didn’t realize that they were more of a stretchy material.  The shirt fits great too, I was even able to get the sleeves on OVER the watch Mimi was wearing.


The scarf hooks with a piece of Velcro, it’s a nice added accessory.  And the shoes fit Mimi perfectly, no struggles to get them on at all.

Overall I think this is an adorable outfit, I give it an A!  I think it’s a great addition to any collection and the pieces can be used together or individually.

This outfit is part of their deluxe collection and retails currently for $17.99.


A Work In Progress

Changing some of how I’m doing things here at ye olde blog was a big decision.  And I’ll be honest, a bit daunting.  You get into a routine of doing things a certain way and, well, let’s be honest–change is hard.  The best thing I could have done though was actually put it out there that I was going to do it.  Now I was committed.  And as I thought about what I could do, wanted to do, and all of the other possibilities–I actually got excited.  It was just a matter of getting started.

I went to Target and bought storage bins.  I had no idea how many I would need at all, or even close, but I just bought 6 and hoped for the best.  Worst case scenario was that I would need to go buy more.  (I probably will too.)  But at least it was a start.  And I went to the closet where I had some of the boxes for some of the larger furniture pieces, that was a huge help.  However, as we all know, before you get organized, there’s always going to be a bit of…er, umm, turmoil??

I was part way through some of the disassembly when I got a text from a friend.  The conversation went a bit like this:

“Happy hump day Flo, you ok?”

“Back at ya!  Yeah, working on a project that is kind of crazy at the moment.  I’ve got stuff everywhere lol.  Just a matter of organzing though.”

“Hahaha!  I like the sound of this.  I do this with projects!  Hehehe!  Libras do love to be kept busy.”  (We are both Libras, our birthday’s are one day apart)

“It’s for the doll blog, making some major changes.  I have too much stuff!!!”


“The dollhouse looks like it blew up.”

“Oh no! Gas explosion” (insert laugh emoji here)

At this point I started laughing hysterically.  Because, well, it did look a bit like a gas explosion had rocked the Little Friends House!!!

I sent her the picture to which I got back a series of laugh emoji’s.

She at least understood though.  She and her husband collect comic book stuff and action figures!

It’s progress though.  Definitely a lot to do, at the moment I’m on a break from boxing up furniture.  I think Chinese delivery is going to be dinner tonight, this might take a while…